I arrived and want to use the Internet. Will it work immediately?

The apartments usually have the necessary equipment to get online. In some cases though setting the Internet up might take a while since a new contract has to be activated first. If the landlord gives you an ID and a password for the Internet (PPPoE Service) and hooks you up to the modem, make sure to write this info down (e.g. in the paper version of this guide).
Sometimes the saved connection is gone when you restart. Some apartments already have WiFi equipment, in some you might need to share a modem, usually until you get a cheap WiFi router in Zhongguancun.

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